Awards beckon for the ‘Shire education stars

The search is underway for Aberdeenshire’s brightest education stars as nominations open for the Scottish Education Awards 2014.

People are being urged to nominate the teaching professionals and local schools that go the extra mile, for recognition at the national awards ceremony which honours the hard work and innovation happening in classrooms across Scotland.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell, said: “The awards give us all an opportunity to recognise, share and celebrate our schools’ fantastic work.”

The awards are open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools. There are also categories to recognise and reward the dedication of teachers, head-teachers and support staff across Scotland.

Do you know a local school that shines within the community or an exemplary teacher who motivates and nurtures pupils to become confident learners?

If so, this is the opportunity to ensure that deserving schools and education stars in Aberdeenshire are recognised.

Nominations close on the February 21. For further information and to make a nomination visit

A specially selected panel of judges will select three finalists in every category. The finalists will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in Glasgow in June 2014.

Categories at this year’s Scottish Education Awards include:

Education Supporter of the Year - those within the establishment setting that support children, young people, staff and the life of the school and wider community and Teacher of the Year - teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all children and young people to fulfil their potential.